President Trump Watch.

Election is over

For discussion of politics, and what's going on in the world today.

Moderators: kiore, The_Metatron, Blip

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13701  Postby Animavore » Aug 24, 2018 5:46 pm

In 2024.
A most evolved electron.
User avatar
Animavore
 
Name: The Scribbler
Posts: 44864
Age: 43
Male

Ireland (ie)
Print view this post

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13702  Postby Animavore » Aug 24, 2018 5:46 pm

Sorry. Can't help it. :whine:
A most evolved electron.
User avatar
Animavore
 
Name: The Scribbler
Posts: 44864
Age: 43
Male

Ireland (ie)
Print view this post

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13703  Postby SafeAsMilk » Aug 24, 2018 6:05 pm

Hey man, do whatever you need to do.

I'm more pessimistic about what's going to happen to the country after Trump's out of office, the political discourse has been changed so much. That Avenatti seems to be seriously looking at a presidential bid tells me we're fucked no matter what happens to Trump.
"They call it the American dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it." -- George Carlin
User avatar
SafeAsMilk
 
Name: Makes Fails
Posts: 14774
Age: 41
Male

United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13704  Postby Animavore » Aug 24, 2018 6:31 pm

061cb65e-bb78-42bc-9333-f25ade425879_1.6c496bfdbebc11df5375bd22ec785487.jpeg
061cb65e-bb78-42bc-9333-f25ade425879_1.6c496bfdbebc11df5375bd22ec785487.jpeg (32.24 KiB) Viewed 809 times
A most evolved electron.
User avatar
Animavore
 
Name: The Scribbler
Posts: 44864
Age: 43
Male

Ireland (ie)
Print view this post

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13705  Postby KeenIdiot » Aug 24, 2018 8:23 pm

I have to agree, and I'm not optimistic about what happens to Trump out of office. Bush and Cheney did things more objectively harmful but suffered no consequences later.
KeenIdiot
 
Name: Mike
Posts: 924
Age: 33
Male

Country: USA
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13706  Postby Calilasseia » Aug 24, 2018 9:26 pm

SafeAsMilk wrote:I guess it depends on what you mean by damaging him. May not be able to do much to him right now, but it seems like Trump's completely fucked once he's out of office.


The 'out of office' part is the part that worries me, and while those reading my numerous posts opposing everything Trump stands for might be puzzled initially, those with memories of my posting about the post-Presidential Trump some time ago will know what I'm referring to.

Even if we assume by way of hypothesis, that quirks of history enabled Trump to exit office with a glittering, blemish-free trail of achievements behind him, though that hypothesis long ago ceased to have any chance of becoming real, we still have the question of what will replace the Presidency as the ultimate ego stroke for this fulminating narcissist.

It's possible that Trump, given his floridly unstable personality and gargantuan ego, might decide he doesn't want a 46 to outdo him, and see to this by precipitating World War III. Though even after an all out nuclear exchange and the destruction of civilisation as we know it, there'll still probably be Trumpoids among the survivors who continue to think the sun shines out of his arse, despite him causing much of America to become radioactive lava. The assorted specimens of human dreck who worship this self-propelled globule of bellend cheese, will probably go to their irradiated graves, courtesy of Cobalt-60 and Strontium-90, thinking to themselves "Ha ha libtards, you're all dead", only to discover that their imaginary 'victory' is even more Pyrrhic than they thought.

At this point, I'm also minded to note that it would probably take a full-scale nuclear war, to teach some people that capitalism only works in something remotely akin to a socially useful manner, when it's kept in a very secure cage, but that's a topic for another thread.
Signature temporarily on hold until I can find a reliable image host ...
User avatar
Calilasseia
RS Donator
 
Posts: 22139
Age: 59
Male

Country: England
United Kingdom (uk)
Print view this post

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13707  Postby SafeAsMilk » Aug 25, 2018 2:26 am

I think there's a lot of good people in this country, like this woman, who are just being deceived. I don't know how to get to them, but I think it's important that it happens somehow.

Sorry for the raw link, I haven't been able to get the Youtube tags to work lately.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojGUrKdmgLU&frags=pl%2Cwn
"They call it the American dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it." -- George Carlin
User avatar
SafeAsMilk
 
Name: Makes Fails
Posts: 14774
Age: 41
Male

United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13708  Postby felltoearth » Aug 25, 2018 2:41 am

SafeAsMilk wrote:I think there's a lot of good people in this country, like this woman, who are just being deceived. I don't know how to get to them, but I think it's important that it happens somehow.

Sorry for the raw link, I haven't been able to get the Youtube tags to work lately.



There you go.

Delete the ampersand and everything after it. Helps those using tapatalk if you delete the ‘s’ in https.
"Walla Walla Bonga!" — Witticism
User avatar
felltoearth
 
Posts: 14338
Age: 54

Canada (ca)
Print view this post

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13709  Postby Animavore » Aug 25, 2018 5:52 am

Bella Fortuna wrote:How did the Feds determine Pecker had information they could use? They got a tip.
A most evolved electron.
User avatar
Animavore
 
Name: The Scribbler
Posts: 44864
Age: 43
Male

Ireland (ie)
Print view this post

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13710  Postby Agi Hammerthief » Aug 25, 2018 6:06 am

Animavore wrote:In 2024.

feeling optimistic?

Republicans will win in november, revoke the unfair ammendment that limit the terms and then he’ll stay in office for as long as modern medicine can keep him there.
* my (modified) emphasis ( or 'interpretation' )

meh
User avatar
Agi Hammerthief
 
Posts: 2868
Age: 48
Male

Country: .de
Germany (de)
Print view this post

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13711  Postby willhud9 » Aug 25, 2018 6:20 am

SafeAsMilk wrote:I think there's a lot of good people in this country, like this woman, who are just being deceived. I don't know how to get to them, but I think it's important that it happens somehow.

Sorry for the raw link, I haven't been able to get the Youtube tags to work lately.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojGUrKdmgLU&frags=pl%2Cwn


I think, and too often I see this to be the case here in this echo chamber of a forum, liberals/progressives are way to quick to toot out their intelligence and forward thinking and it comes off as extreme arrogance. Just look at some of the arguments here in regards to gun control, an issue many right-leaning individuals take seriously. You have the members who try to reach out and understand where the other side is coming from and why they may have those views, and try to civilly present the opposing view point in a manner that doesn't attack them. Then you have the members who simply don't care about that and think that if the world does not share their opinion the world is wrong and needs to catch up. There are plenty of people like this in conservative wings so its not a one sided issues, but for liberals to profess to be more open-minded and tolerant and then be as elitist as can be you can see why many conservatives find liberalism to not be a popular thing.

The bar/club I frequent has strong Libertarian leanings and in fact the husband of the owner of the bar is running for Virginia's 4th District as a Libertarian. I get into all sorts of debates with them with my borderline socialist manifesto. I argue for increased min wage, universal healthcare, power to the working class, affordable education, regulations on unethical business policies, etc. but despite the disagreement I still remain steadfast friends with most of them because they are good people.

My family in Tennesee, with the exception of my brother and cousin, are all conservative Republicans. They are for the most part #nevertrump Republicans but they are evangelical Christians. Despite our disagreements on social issues such as whether or not I should be allowed to marry a man, I love them and know they are good people. Misguided, but good. They are also not unintelligent. My aunt is a DNP at the VA hospital in Knoxville, and my other aunt is retiring next year from a senior position in the Department of Energy at Oakridge. To say they have conservative opinions because they are unintelligent would be fallacious as both are knowledgable.

I think the lack of empathy in regards to discussions of policy from both parties has led to a widespread seperation of a middle ground. And if you do take a middle ground on an issue? God have mercy on your soul because both sides will hate you.
Fear is a choice you embrace
Your only truth
Tribal poetry
Witchcraft filling your void
Lust for fantasy
Male necrocracy
Every child worthy of a better tale
User avatar
willhud9
 
Name: William
Posts: 19371
Age: 30
Male

Country: United States
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13712  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Aug 25, 2018 6:23 am

willhud9 wrote:

I think the lack of empathy in regards to discussions of policy from both parties has led to a widespread seperation of a middle ground. And if you do take a middle ground on an issue? God have mercy on your soul because both sides will hate you.

I think a major issue is that the far-right is a fringe group in most European countries with a more socialist leaning people.
On the other hand, in the US the far-right seems to have become quite prominent and influential, making it harder for Europeans to distinguish moderate right leaning Americans from far-right Americans.

Also middle ground isn't necessarily the best or most rational option.
"Respect for personal beliefs = "I am going to tell you all what I think of YOU, but don't dare retort and tell what you think of ME because...it's my personal belief". Hmm. A bully's charter and no mistake."
User avatar
Thomas Eshuis
 
Name: Thomas Eshuis
Posts: 31091
Age: 32
Male

Country: Netherlands
European Union (eur)
Print view this post

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13713  Postby willhud9 » Aug 25, 2018 6:33 am

I am not saying it is. But centrists are more common in America; they are just less vocal.

Most people with political apathy tend to be more centrist in their positions. I know plenty of people who don't care one way or another if gay people are allowed to be married. To them it doesn't affect their life so why bother? That worldview is incredibly common in my part of the country.
Fear is a choice you embrace
Your only truth
Tribal poetry
Witchcraft filling your void
Lust for fantasy
Male necrocracy
Every child worthy of a better tale
User avatar
willhud9
 
Name: William
Posts: 19371
Age: 30
Male

Country: United States
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13714  Postby Tero » Aug 25, 2018 11:59 am

How American politics goes
1 Republicans cut tax, let everything run down to barely working...8 years
2 Democrats fix public spending to normal...8 years
Rinse, repeat.
User avatar
Tero
 
Posts: 1424

Country: USA
Print view this post

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13715  Postby Animavore » Aug 25, 2018 1:07 pm

Image
A most evolved electron.
User avatar
Animavore
 
Name: The Scribbler
Posts: 44864
Age: 43
Male

Ireland (ie)
Print view this post

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13716  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Aug 25, 2018 1:13 pm

willhud9 wrote:I know plenty of people who don't care one way or another if gay people are allowed to be married. To them it doesn't affect their life so why bother? That worldview is incredibly common in my part of the country.

This means they're not opposed to a ban on gay marriage either? Since that won't affect their life.
"Respect for personal beliefs = "I am going to tell you all what I think of YOU, but don't dare retort and tell what you think of ME because...it's my personal belief". Hmm. A bully's charter and no mistake."
User avatar
Thomas Eshuis
 
Name: Thomas Eshuis
Posts: 31091
Age: 32
Male

Country: Netherlands
European Union (eur)
Print view this post

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13717  Postby purplerat » Aug 25, 2018 2:22 pm

willhud9 wrote:I am not saying it is. But centrists are more common in America; they are just less vocal.

Most people with political apathy tend to be more centrist in their positions. I know plenty of people who don't care one way or another if gay people are allowed to be married. To them it doesn't affect their life so why bother? That worldview is incredibly common in my part of the country.

I don't think being a centrist means not caring about policies that don't directly affect you. That's just being a dick.
User avatar
purplerat
 
Posts: 12949
Male

Country: Only in America
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13718  Postby newolder » Aug 25, 2018 3:33 pm

Untouched photo of the Dotard failing to colour the Star Spangled Banner correctly. :doh:
Image
...
So how can we be so sure that this photograph is real? We traced it back to the official verified Twitter account of Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who posted it as part of this photo montage. So yeah, this really happened.
...

PalmerReport source
Last edited by newolder on Aug 25, 2018 3:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops. - Stephen J. Gould
User avatar
newolder
 
Name: Albert Ross
Posts: 7405
Age: 1
Male

Country: Feudal Estate number 9
Print view this post

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13719  Postby chango369 » Aug 25, 2018 3:34 pm

newolder wrote:Untouched photo of the Dotard failing to colour the Star Spangled Banner correctly. :doh:
Image


Oddly enough, it looks like the flag of Russia!
“Government is the Entertainment division of the military-industrial complex.”

Frank Zappa
User avatar
chango369
 
Name: Chris
Posts: 1845
Age: 62
Male

Country: думфукистан
Cuba (cu)
Print view this post

Re: President Trump Watch.

#13720  Postby newolder » Aug 25, 2018 3:36 pm

^ My first thought precisely. :lol:
I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops. - Stephen J. Gould
User avatar
newolder
 
Name: Albert Ross
Posts: 7405
Age: 1
Male

Country: Feudal Estate number 9
Print view this post

PreviousNext

Return to News, Politics & Current Affairs

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 2 guests